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Capitalize on the Next???Generation Performance of SQL Server 2012

Capitalize on the Next-Generation Performance of SQL Server 2012
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Whether you’re a database administrator, developer, or certification candidate, Microsoft Press has the focused information you need to master the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2012.
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Build 2012

BUILD 2012 Registration Begins
October 30 – November 2, 2012
Redmond, Washington, USA

Learn how to design and build beautiful Windows 8 apps and how to sell those beautiful apps in the Windows 8 Store. And, in addition to Windows 8, BUILD 2012 will cover the latest on Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, Xbox, and much more.

Programming Windows The Release Preview Edition of Programming Windows, Sixth Edition is Final
We finalized the 13 chapters in the Release Preview edition of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition. This book focuses exclusively on writing new Windows 8 applications with C# and XAML. The companion content for this book also includes all the program samples converted to C++. Read More
Charles Petzold Charles Petzold Interviewed by Sara Faatz

SF: As the author of the new book, Programming Windows, 6th Edition, you probably have more insight into Windows 8 and WinRT than anyone out there. What has surprised you, disturbed you, and pleased you the most about Windows 8 in general and WinRT specifically?
CP: I like the mix of continuity and innovation. For programmers who have worked with C# and XAML (or with HTML 5 and JavaScript), a lot of WinRT is familiar territory. But in particular I’ve been impressed by two aspects of WinRT: The first is that touch, mouse, and pen input have been consolidated into a uniform collection of events, so it’s no longer necessary to add touch to an existing mouse application, or add mouse support to a program optimized for touch. Read More


Cloud Computing Hiring Event, August 23-24
Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business (the group within which Microsoft Press sits) is "seeking extraordinary software engineering professionals for an invitation only hiring event at our Redmond campus on August 23 – 24th. The Azure Application Platform and Tools (AAPT) team will be on hand to interview for full-time Software Engineer and SDET roles." Read More

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant

Free Download: Managing SQL Servers and Policy-Based Management
Get an excerpt from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant selected by author William Stanek.
Excerpt Chapter 1 – "Managing SQL Servers"
Excerpt Chapter 2 – "Implementing Policy-Based Management"

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Kate Gregory

Free Webcasts: Meet Experts Online

Tuesday, August 21, 2012@ 10AM PT San Francisco
Until recently, running code on the GPU has meant using one of several "C-like" languages. The upcoming release of C++ AMP means that you can use accelerators like the GPU from native C++. In this webcast presented by Kate Gregory, author of Accelerated Massive Parallelism with Microsoft Visual C++®, she will show you the power of C++ AMP and you’ll learn the basic concepts to adapt your code.

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More upcoming webcasts:
· Windows 7 Troubleshooting for Beginners
· Advanced Windows 7 Troubleshooting
Check out our Webcast page for on-demand videos of past webcasts and more upcoming live events.

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
Join Mark Russinovich for a tour of the features that make up the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks offerings. Using demonstrations throughout, he’ll focus specifically on features that enable you to create highly available Virtual Machine-based services and how to connect Virtual Machines with Cloud Services.




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